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Comfort on I-295 Corridor

By on November 1, 2016

Great News! A beautiful, new building facade welcomes you as you drive into the Bordentown Petro Stopping Center at exit 56 (Northbound); exit 52 (Southbound) along the I-295 corridor and exit 7 off the NJ Turnpike. Even more to your liking, you’ll appreciate the bright, clean environment that provides a total convenience package including fuel, food options, parking, shopping, truck service, relaxation, fitness activities, and round-the-clock professional staffing.

A skilled and friendly management team includes acting GM Paulette Brunetta, Store GM Rosario Chiarella, Fuel GM William Figueroa, Truck Service GM Don Park and Verizon GM Neil Pappalardo. They and their teams of professionals are ready to meet your every need, whether you’re pressed for time, on a 34-hour break or anything in between.

Minit Mart® Has It All

Once inside, you’ll experience a totally modernized, floor-to-ceiling Minit Mart convenience store with a huge selection of name-brand merchandise. Personal care items, clothing, electronics, truck lubricants and additives, protective gear and accessories are arranged in wide, brightly lit aisles. Everything found in the old travel store is still available, plus much more to meet your truck and travel needs. The Verizon® Store provides the products, accessories and service you need to stay connected via your mobile phone.

To satisfy any thirst, Cool Cup® fountain drinks and a delicious World Blends® coffee bar provide outstanding freshness, while well-stocked coolers provide you with a wide range of other refreshing beverages. Hungry? A wide variety of snack items and plenty of fresh, better-for-you food options include StayFit® snacks, fresh Good2Go® fruit and veggie choices, and made-fresh-daily sandwiches.

Great Eats & Treats

The always-popular Iron Skillet® restaurant serves a complete range of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices 24/7 including many StayFit options. Nothing beats fresh food served by a friendly staff. The Best Buffet on the highway and the freshest Soup & Salad Bar provide outstanding variety for those in a hurry. For a hearty dinner, nothing beats a made-to-order, hand-cut steak and fresh mashed potatoes. The annual Wreaths Across America convoy to Arlington National Cemetery will enjoy a complimentary Iron Skillet dinner on Wednesday, December 14.

For those on the move, an O’Deli’s at the fuel building and mini convenience store serves up a variety of sandwiches and sides. Watch for the opening of a new Arby’s® | We Have The Meats™ quick-serve restaurant, currently under construction. To help celebrate its 150th birthday, stop at the Breyers® Ice Cream counter, where nothing beats the quality ingredients and wide range of delicious flavors.

Parking and Truck Service

Truck parking is plentiful with 490 spaces including those designated as Reserve-It!®, Preferred and Handicapped. Twelve DEF-equipped refueling lanes and a CAT® Scale add to your convenience. When it comes to taking care of your truck, Bordentown’s 6-bay TA Truck Service center and ASE certified technicians provide preventive maintenance, complete oil change and lube services, expert alignment and tire services, J-Pro Diagnostics, and 24-hour RoadSquad® roadside

All the Comforts of Home

Talk about comfort and convenience! Petro Bordentown welcomes professional drivers with immaculate, roomy showers—some handicap-equipped—plus, complete on-site medical services, and a laundry room with plenty of washers and dryers. You can rest, read or visit with other drivers in a large lounge equipped with big screens and comfortable chairs. For the exercise conscious, there’s a fully equipped StayFit® Fitness Center, horseshoe pits, beanbag toss and basketball hoop. If you have a pet, let it loose to roam safely in our convenient, enclosed pet area.

So next time you’re passing through the busy northeast corridor between Philly and Newark, be sure to swing into Petro Bordentown to refuel, replenish and refresh in our expansive, comfortable facility.



Where: I-295 at Exit 56 (Northbound); Exit 52 (Southbound), Rising Sun Road, NJ Turnpike Exit 7

Phone: 609.298.6070

Fax: 609.227.5033

Truck Parking Spaces: 490

Reserve-It!® Parking: Yes

Private Showers: 20

Truck Service Bays: 6 (open 24/7/365)

Roadside Assistance: RoadSquad® (available 24/7/365)

Diesel Refueling Lanes: 12 with DEF

Restaurants: Iron Skillet®, O’Deli’s, Breyers® Ice Cream

StayFit® Activities: fitness room, basketball hoop, beanbag toss, horse shoe pit

Special Attractions: Minit Mart®, Verizon® Store, Medical Center, Ministry Services, Pet Area


Cradle of Liberty

Located 36 miles northeast of Philadelphia, the community surrounding Petro Bordentown is a fountain of history that stretches back to the American Revolution.

Every grammar-school history student learns about the powerful influence that Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, had in igniting the flame of liberty and uniting the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War. You might be surprised to learn that its famous author, one of the United States’ seven Founding Fathers, called Bordentown home. His bronze statue stands defiantly in Bordentown’s Thomas Paine Park today.

Thomas Farnsworth, an English Quaker, was the Bordentown area’s first European settler in 1682. He built a new home on the windswept bluff overlooking the broad bend in the Delaware River. Farnsworth’s cabin was situated near the northwest corner of today’s Park Street and Prince Street. “Farnsworth Landing” soon became the center of trade for the region.

When strolling down historic, lamp-lined Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown’s main street today, you’ll see many picturesque, beautifully preserved, yet colorful 18th century homes set closely together. You’ll see many families proudly proclaiming their heritage by flying the American flag.

Charming shops, small, cozy restaurants and centuries-old churches can be discovered throughout the town that brings history to life. You can even see the original schoolhouse where Clara Barton, known to Civil War buffs as the “Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross, also opened New Jersey’s first free public school—and still bears her name today.

Another remarkable history factoid is that Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Naples and Spain and brother to Napoleon I of France, established his residence here. He associated with men of great fame including Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and John Quincy Adams, the future 6th U.S. president.

If you have time while at Petro Bordentown, venture over to the nearby town for a trip back in time and an unforgettable lesson in American history.

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